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Daffodils and Narcissus must be planted in September, 2 to 3 inches deep and 3 inches apart. They are very beautiful if planted in grass, where they often thrive even better than in a bed. In a mixture of daffodils you will get both early and late flowering ones, blossoming from March to May. Three shillings a hundred.
Gladiolus Colvillei should be planted in October in a sunny sheltered place, 3 inches deep and 3 apart. They must be protected in winter. Sixpence a dozen (red and white).
Hyacinths are planted in October, 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart. Eighteenpence a dozen.
Irises {Spanish) should be planted in September or October, 3 inches deep and 4 inches apart. They need a sunny position protected from winds. Half a crown a hundred.
Lilies.Madonna and Tiger Lilies are best planted in Septem­ber about 6 inches deep, where they will have shade part of the day. Threepence or fourpence each.
Ranunculi are planted from October to March ; but February is the best time. Plant 2 inches deep and 3 inches apart, claws downwards, and sprinkle a little sand above and below the bulb (or tuber, as properly it is called). Water well in dry weather, especially while the plants are flowering. Fourpence a dozen.
Squills are bright blue dwarf flowers. They should be planted in September or October, 1 inch deep and 3 inches apart. They look very pretty if planted with snowdrops. Sixpence a dozen.
Snowdrops should be planted close together and 2 inches deep in October. Sixpence a dozen.
Star of Bethlehem will blossom in very shady places and increase most rapidly. Plant in September 1 inch deep and 2 apart.
Tulips must be planted in October, 3 inches deep and 4 apart, in a sunny position. There are single and double tulips
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